Parc de Bercy, Paris

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    Bercy Village

    by gwened Written Sep 7, 2012

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    I will put this in the beaten path because even if popular it is often not mentioned when folks ask for things to do in Paris. I am talking of Bercy Village

    This is a wonderful place of shops, restos ,bars,and UGC cinema with an adjacent park that is fantastic to spend preferably a night with family. It is safe. Been there several times and one of my favorite places in Paris is there now with a branch as Casa del Campo at 55/57 Cour Saint Emilion.

    This is the story briefly of this place.Bercy Village
    For more than a century until 1960, this neighborhood was known for it wine merchants activity. You can still see the caves architecture that has been maintained in white stone along cour Saint Emilion. The cinema UGC Cité Ciné Bercy , is the 2nd biggest cinema in Europe as far as frequency behind the UGC Les Halles. The 42 caves that are catalogue as historical monuments in France has 36 stores today.
    You can come here on the only metro line 14 station Cour Saint-Émilion. By bus on Lines 109 and 111 (stop/arrêt Terroirs de France) or line 64 (stop/arrêt Dijon-Lachambaudie) . By car you take the Voie Georges Pompidou or Porte de Bercy, direction Paris Centre,then direction Parking Saint-Émilion or Parking Lumière. You park at Saint-Émilion or Parking Lumière. Bikes have a parking at rue des Pirogues de Bercy and 3 stations de Vélib’ near rue François Truffaut and rue des Pirogues de Bercy.

    http://www.bercyvillage.com/Plan-de-Bercy-Village.html
    the map; is a nice experience for the whole family really.

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    Gardens of Paris : Parc de Bercy

    by Klod5 Written Apr 18, 2007

    Le parc occupe l'emplacement d'anciens entrepôts vinicoles qui furent le plus grand centre mondial de négoce en vin et spiritueux au XIXème siècle. Son activité s'est poursuivie jusque dans les années 50.

    The park occupies the site of former wine-making warehouses that was the biggest world center of commerce in wine and spirit in the XIXth century. His activity continued until in the years 50.

    résolument contemporain, n'en a pas moins gardé un charme, particulier lié à son passé. Ces lieux évoquent encore l'activité incessante des entrepôts qui alimentaient en vin toute la Capitale. Pour perpétuer le souvenir de son passé vinicole, la Direction des Parcs et Jardins a planté une vigne, qui donne lieu chaque année à des vendanges.

    La Mairie de Paris possède aujourd'hui plusieurs vignes, dont celle du parc de Bercy, mais aussi celle du parc Georges-Brassens, du parc de Belleville, de la rue Lardennois, dans le XIXème arrondissement, sans oublier la célèbre vigne de Montmartre, dont les vendanges occasionnent chaque année une grande fête.

    Les rues pavées dévoilent encore leurs rails qui permettaient la circulation des wagons-citernes. Les ruines d'une petite folie du XVIIIème siècle, gisent parmi les 200 arbres centenaires.

    Le parc de Bercy est constitué de trois parties :
    - " Les parterres ", la partie centrale du parc, est composée de 9 carrés de culture caractérisés par 9 éléments : le potager, bordé par le Chai de Bercy, le Pavillon du Vent, la Maison du Jardinage et sa serre, le jardin des bulbes, la roseraie, le labyrinthe et le jardin des senteurs.
    - " La Grande prairie ", dont la composition beaucoup plus ouverte est un lieu idéal à la fois pour le jeu, le repos et la promenade.
    - " Le jardin romantique " s'étend au-delà de la passerelle, qui surplombe la rue Joseph Kessel.

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    Palais Omnisports du Paris Bercy

    by lolitajane Updated Aug 19, 2006

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    This was the venue of our last Pearl Jam's show ("our" because they kept on rocking in other European cities...)
    It's a great place to see a show, very comfortable and conveniently located. Take the metro and get off at Madelaine St. It's within a few minutes walk from the station.

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    Bercy village !!! ( 12nd district )

    by BenFromParis Updated Aug 19, 2005

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    A new place in Paris. Extremely nice for a walk or a quite dinner !!
    Bercy Village was built in the ancient wine market of Paris. The Cour Saint Emilion is the only remnant of this mythical place. Its history dates back to the neolothic period, when fisherman used to dwell here.
    Really off the beaten path !! You'll find some good restaurants ( french food, steackhouse, crèpe specialities, etc ) bars and shops.

    I recommend you this place !!

    Metro : line 14 Station : Cour Saint-Emilion.

    Pic of the central street of the Bercy village

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    Parc de Bercy

    by GUYON Written Aug 29, 2004

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    When you visit the Tour Eiffel or Montmartre you can ask you : where are the Parisians ? They are not in these touristy places. Do they stay at home ?
    No. They are elsewhere. In pleasant areas, unknown by the the tourists and by their guide books.
    The Park of Bercy (Parc Yitzack Rabin) is one of them.
    The former wine whole sale market has been remodeled in a pedestrian street bordered by shops and restaurants with terrace. If the weather is sunny, they are busy.
    Beside there is a huge park with a pond. The flowers and especially the roses are marvellous. A tiny wineyard is the witness of the prior activity of the area.

    Metro : Cour St Emilion (line 14)

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